Whether it’s a sophisticated bachelor party or just a memorable guys trip, Malibu is the perfect destination to fit in adventure, great food, and cheers-worthy drinks. With Malibu Beach Inn as your base, you can enjoy unparalleled hospitality in close proximity to all of the region’s can’t-miss spots.

From world-class surfing to fresh, local seafood, you and your crew won’t be starved for things to do (or eat) during your California coastal getaway. Here’s the ultimate 72-hour guys trip guide to Malibu.


Before heading out on your exciting excursions, check into Malibu Beach Inn’s beautiful oceanfront accommodations. The hotel is situated on the picturesque shores of Carbon Beach, and rooms overlook the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Oceanfront room for a guys trip to Malibu Beach Inn
A guest room at Malibu Beach Inn with a private patio and serene view of the ocean and beach.

Start your weekend off right with an indulgent hot shave at HAIR Malibu, which now offers straight razor shaves and hot towel treatments. Located in the Trancas Country Market in western Malibu, the salon and its talented team of stylists will have you looking smart before a weekend of surfing, imbibing, and enjoying the sunny California coast.

Next, stop by Malibu Pier for a healthy lunch at Malibu Farm Restaurant and Bar. This restaurant has a wonderful ambience, featuring a white-washed dining room and oceanside patio, as well as fresh, local fare. Indulge in fresh-squeezed juice cocktails or a local beer while tucking into fresh seafood plates or salads. After lunch, take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the sunny weather.

Tables set on the patio dining room at Malibu Farm Restaurant and Bar
The oceanfront dining patio at Malibu Farm Restaurant and Bar, located at the start of the Malibu Pier.

By night, Café Habana Malibu is the place to be. The spot is known for its karaoke, which you’re guaranteed to enjoy. Get some liquid courage after a few spicy margaritas to hit the stage by yourself or with your friends. Café Habana also has fabulous Mexican food and a lively crowd.


Fuel up after last night’s karaoke with breakfast at CBC Restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn. CBC’s menu draws inspiration from the Pacific and Mediterranean coasts. Dishes feature locally sourced ingredients from Malibu farmers markets and local farmers. (You can’t go wrong with the fried egg sandwich with a side of Spanish chorizo.)

Two guys walk down to the beach with surfboards
Photo courtesy Malibu Surf Shack, where you can rent a board and reserve surf lessons.

You can’t visit Malibu without surfing on one of the area’s iconic beaches, like Point Dume or Zuma Beach. Beginners might want to reserve a surfing lesson with one of Malibu’s most revered companies, Malibu Surf Shack, or rent a board if you feel comfortable going on your own.

After working up an appetite, it’s time to stop by Neptune’s Net, a ‘50s-style diner serving some of the best burgers and beach food in town. Like something from a bygone era, Neptune’s Net is a no-frills joint that serves seafood and locally sourced beers.

The exterior of Neptune's Net seafood restaurant in Malibu
A must in Malibu, enjoy fresh or fried seafood and a cold beer at Neptune’s Net.

Unwind after lunch by stopping by Malibu Cigar Lounge, where you can enjoy a cigar from a selection of more than 75 brands on the cigar terrace or inside. The family-owned lounge’s owners will also give you a lesson in cutting, lighting, and enjoying cigars.

For the best sushi in town, reserve a table at Nobu Malibu, a beachfront restaurant in a famously chic atmosphere. It’s not uncommon to see celebrities dining here. So keep your eyes peeled for your favorite A-listers while you’re tucking into Nobu’s famous black cod with miso.


Malibu is one of California’s most scenic destinations, so why not explore via Malibu Beach Inn’s Drive & Dine package? Through this exclusive offer, you and your pals can see the coast from a Mercedes C300 or Mustang convertible. You can cruise around Malibu or even drive to downtown Los Angeles to experience the luxurious ride of each car.

Flowering plants in Malibu Creek State Park, California
Malibu Creek State Park is a great place for a guys hike. Photo courtesy Tentaculata, via Wikimedia Commons.

More vistas await via a hike at Malibu Creek State Park, which spans more than 8,000 acres within the Santa Monica Mountains. There are three natural preserves: Liberty Canyon, Udell Gorge, and Kaslow Preserve. Dubbed the “Yosemite of Southern California,” expect to see tallgrass plains, oak savannahs, peaks, and so much more. Several movies were filmed within the park. If you’re not a hiking pro, the state park offers guided hikes as well.

Malibu Carbon Beach Club
Sunset at Carbon Beach Club, the oceanfront restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn.

Finish off your stay with a sunset dinner at CBC Restaurant before you travel back home. Indulge in one of Bar Director Josh Curtis’ summer cocktails and recap your unforgettable weekend with your friends — while planning your next Malibu guys trip, of course.